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From: Monday 05.02.18
at 6:00pm
To: Thursday 08.02.18
at 4:00pm

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork

Location:

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Sussex

Fee:  £645 (Includes copy of relevant English Heritage Practical Building Conservation volume)

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This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary, and includes both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, with tuition from leading practitioners on a wide range of repair techniques.
It also includes the methods of manufacture and shaping of ferrous metals, the history of their use, deterioration, surveys, practical cleaning methods, surface preparation and coatings, and specifying metalwork repairs.  It covers corrosion science, the latest developments in cathodic protection as a remedial solution to rusting cramps and the science of traditional electrotype forming as used for statuary.